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GE Healthcare Q.Clear Technology PET/CT Systems Nuclear Imaging

GE Healthcare received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Q.Clear technology, which is designed to provide up to two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy...

GE Healthcare showcased a new suite of connected cardiovascular technologies, including several for advanced imaging and new software capabilities, at ACC 2014. New innovations included advances...

Advanced Accelerator Applications AAA Imaging Equipment Nuclear Imaging

Advanced Accelerator Applications, an international specialist in molecular nuclear medicine (MNM),...

The webinar "PET/CT: A New Frontier" discusses potential benefits of digital relative to analog PET/CT. The session will discuss how digital PET can improve image quality, lesion detection and...

CT Systems Cardiac Ultrasound MRI Nuclear Imaging

Determining the appropriate use of cardiovascular imaging requires analyzing the “complex interplay” among care...

An international research team at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is testing a sugar-based tracer ...

ultraspect xpress.cardiac nuclear imaging spect radiation dose

As the global medical isotope shortage continues indefinitely following the plant leak in South Africa, Berks Cardiologists Ltd., a cardiovascular imaging center in central Pennsylvania, is...

nuclear imaging spect spect/ct IMV

A report released by IMV Medical Information Division found that providers of nuclear medicine (NM)...

Following public comment received in the fall of 2013, The Joint Commission has released new accreditation standards for diagnostic imaging services. Nearly all of these new standard Elements of...

radiopharmaceuticals and tracers nuclear molecular imaging FDA lexiscan

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare professionals of the rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with use of the cardiac nuclear stress test agents Lexiscan (...

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Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents,...

Nuclear Imaging Services LLC (NIS) has completed the first U.S.-based ECAT Scintron installation into an outpatient cardiology facility. Gulf Coast Cardiology Group in Port Arthur, Texas, is...

The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) held its sixth annual congress in Savannah, Ga. September 18-21...

At RSNA 2013, GE Healthcare will showcase a range of molecular ...

The highest levels of radiation dose in medical imaging are reported in nuclear medicine and pressure is growing for lower dose.

Siemens’ PETNET Solutions has announced a three-year agreement with The US Oncology Network to supply its entire portfolio of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved positron emission...

UltraSPECT Xpress.Cardiac, UltraSPECT, nuclear imaging, gamma cameras

UltraSPECT announced that MaineHealth, a family of hospitals and medical centers throughout Maine, has selected the UltraSPECT Xpress.Cardiac and Xpress3.Cardiac solutions as part of the...

xSPECT, SPECT/CT, Siemens Intevo

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) market clearance for Siemens’ Symbia Intevo, the first system to completely integrate high sensitivity of single-photon emission...

Digirad Corp. Dilon Diagnostic Distribution Agreement

Digirad Corp. and Dilon Diagnostics have signed an exclusive international distribution agreement for Dilon to distribute Digirad's lines of nuclear imaging cameras. . 

August 22, 2013 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has recently released an online education program for physicians and technologists involved in the practice of nuclear...

Positron Corporation entered into a multi-year radioisotope supply agreement with iThemba LABS of Cape Town, South Africa. The supply agreement contracts the procurement of raw material, strontium...

GE Healthcare has initiated a Class I recall of all its nuclear imaging systems and called for its systems to not be operated until the vendor can inspect the scanner. The recall follows the death...

PET vs SPECT, flurpiridaz

Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown to be superior to single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Nevertheless, widespread clinical...

Just when positron emission tomography (PET) appears to be eclipsing single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for cardiac imaging, new advances make SPECT more attractive. Both...

Radiation exposure has become a major public health concern in both lay and medical publications. In nuclear medicine, the recent introduction of hybrid imaging in the form of SPECT/CT and PET/CT...

Mirada Medical collaborators has presented new positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) research. The software supports both the hardware hybrid scanners and provides...

MIM Software Inc. has introduced a new version of MIM Encore that provides a single platform for viewing positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (...

Siemens Healthcare has introduced the world’s first xSPECT system — combines the high sensitivity of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the high specificity of computed...

UltraSPECT announced the installation of its proprietary Wide Beam Reconstruction (WBR) software at nearly 10 healthcare facilities. The installations came as a result of the recent...

Siemens Healthcare has introduced Biograph mCT Flow, a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system that, for the first time ever, overcomes the limitations of...

Just a few years ago, integrated positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging was found only in research institutes, but little by little the technology has expanded into...

Syntermed Inc. has been awarded 510(k) clearance for Emory Cardiac Toolbox version 4.0. "One of the many things that makes Emory Toolbox 4.0 different is SmartReport, the first-ever, cloud-...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance to Medical Imaging Electronics (MiE) and Nuclear Imaging Services (NIS) ECAT Scintron. It is the only upgrade path available to...

Positron Corp PosiRx 3000-Series Pharmacy Automation Systems

Positron Corp. announced the release of the PosiRx 3000-Series, its latest pharmacy automation systems. The PosiRx 3000-Series are the first systems to automate and encompass the complete...

CardioPET

The next generation of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents will herald an age when PET will eclipse single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as the “go to” modality for...

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) testified at a U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing that examined options for repealing the sustainable growth...

UltraSPECT has announced its distribution agreement with PharmaLogic for the sale of UltraSPECT’s cardiac and bone imaging applications. The agreement will enable PharmaLogic to provide...

Sen. Stan Bingham and Sen. Wesley Meredith have introduced a bill in the North Carolina legislature that will require individuals to secure a license before performing medical imaging and...

Cardiolite vials

Lantheus Medical Imaging has entered into a new agreement with Fujifilm RI Pharma (FRI) to license and distribute Cardiolite (Kit for the Preparation of Technetium Tc99m Sestamibi for...

An estimated 5,000 nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals are expected to gather in June for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)...

Chalk River Labs

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) will commence a 30-day planned shutdown for inspection and maintenance of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River, Ontario, starting...

Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced a new supply contract with the Institute for Radioelements (IRE) to receive a supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), the parent isotope of technetium-99m (Tc-99m...

FDA Approval GE Healthcare's AdreView Nuclear Imaging SPECT systems

GE Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new indication for AdreView (Iobenguane I 123 Injection), the first and only FDA approved molecular imaging agent...

LEU TechneLite generator

As the U.S. government works to strengthen its global nuclear security strategy by eliminating potential sources of bomb-grade highly enriched uranium (HEU), it has eyed the production of medical...

Bayer Healthcare is expanding its global distribution network for the Medrad Intego positron emission tomography (PET) Infusion System through a new distribution agreement with Comecer SPA....

Nuclear Imaging Choosing Wisely Five Questions Testing PET/SPECT Systems

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) released a list of specific tests that are commonly ordered—but not always necessary — in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging as...

Nuclear Medicine Information Systems LLC (NMIS) and BioDose LLC have been renamed and rebranded as ec2 Software Solutions, company officials announced.

PET CT Journal of Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Imaging Clinical Trial Study

While amyloid imaging may now be most associated with detecting plaques in the brain, it has the potential to change the way cardiac amyloidosis is diagnosed. According to first-of-its-kind...

Identive Group Inc. announced new radio frequency identification (RFID) labels for the medical industry that are specially designed to withstand the radiation processes commonly used to sterilize...

Lantheus LEU TechneLite generator Mo-99 Nuclear Imaging Radiopharmeceuticals

Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. has added a low-enriched uranium (LEU) TechneLite (technetium Tc 99m Generator) generator to the its nuclear imaging product portfolio. Lantheus’ LEU TechneLite...

December 26 , 2012 — Congress last week affirmed its dedication to securing a sustainable, domestic supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) as it passed the American Medical Isotope Production Act of...

Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. and two medical isotope producers have agreed to work together to help ensure supplies of potentially life-saving nuclear medicine using molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) sourced...

The introduction of hybrid technology — positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT -— has revolutionized the imaging world...

October 25, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced it has extended its contract with Nordion to supply molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) for use in its TechneLite (Technetium Tc-99m) generators...

GE Healthcare University of Wisconsin Scool of Medicine Imaging

Imagine a place where doctors can tell patients in advance if cancer treatment will work for them, without going through an entire course of chemotherapy.

MedAxiom ASNC Nuclear Imaging

A new survey reveals that cardiologists around the United States are seeing more patients than ever before, yet performing fewer advanced nuclear tests on those patients on average. The survey...

September 12, 2012  – Positron Corp. announced that Jubilant DraxImage Inc., a Jubilant Life Sciences Company, and Positron have executed a Letter of Intent pertaining to Positron's supply of...

August 27, 2012 — Positron Corp., a molecular imaging healthcare company, announced the submission of a drug master file (DMF) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the production...

August 21, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing approval for cfrQuant, coronary flow reserve (CFR)...

August 20, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced the use of its Attrius system at Caring Heart and Brain Imaging Inc. of Manasquan, N.J., which now offers amyvid...

August 14, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced the transfer, consolidation and integration of its radiopharmaceutical ...

August 3, 2012 — FluoroPharma Medical Inc. announced that they have received high-quality images in an investigator-sponsored clinical trial in China where patients with coronary artery disease (...

August 2, 2012 — According to new research published in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine,...

July 30, 2012 — Emerge Clinical Solutions, a creator of clinical decision support software, announced nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) appropriateness update 3.1 that allows for...

July 25, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced approval of a pledge for $15 million in tax increment financing (TIF) bonds from the redevelopment commission of the city of Gary, Ind.,...

July 13, 2012 — Royal Philips Electronics announced that it has embarked on a five-year joint research and development (R&D) program with the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, the...

June 20, 2012 — In nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, small amounts of radioactive agents are administered to the patient to allow the physician to examine molecular processes...

GE Healthcare introduced the latest addition to its Nuclear Medicine 600 series with a new performance SPECT/CT (single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography) system, the Optima...

June 15, 2012 — At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 59th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., June 9-12, Cardinal Health introduced new technology enhancements that make it possible...

June 13, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced completion of its first strontium validation effort in May 2012, when Manhattan Isotope Technology (MIT), a Positron subsidiary, successfully...

Best Cyclotron Systems is unveiling five new cyclotrons for isotope research and production at the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) 2012 Annual Meeting on June 9-12 in Miami Beach, Fla.

June 8, 2012 — At this year’s SNM Annual Meeting, June 9-13, Philips Healthcare is highlighting its portfolio of nuclear medicine (NM) applications for IntelliSpace Portal, adding to its existing...

May 14, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced new manufacturing and supply agreements with Jubilant HollisterStier LLC (JHS). Under separate agreements, JHS will manufacture Cardiolite...

May 7, 2012 — Wide Beam Reconstruction (WBR) reduces the required radiopharmaceutical dose and image acquisition time by 50 percent for diagnostic quality myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) single...